Winners of the most prestigious cybersecurity awards SC Awards 2023 announced

News | 25.08.2023

Winners of the most prestigious cybersecurity awards SC Awards 2023 announced. SC Awards 2023 winners include solutions from cybersecurity market leaders: CrowdStrike, Imperva, NETSCOUT, Rapid7.

This premier recognition program honors outstanding innovations, organizations and leaders that are advancing the practice of information security.

CrowdStrike — Best Managed Detection and Response Service

CrowdStrike’s Falcon Complete managed detection and response (MDR) offering won SC Media’s Best Managed Data and Response Service for the way it delivers advanced protection across endpoints, identities, and cloud workloads. The services won high marks for combining the CrowdStrike Falcon platform with a team of top threat hunting analysts to deliver end-to-end incident response for customers.

Some of the leading advantages of Falcon Complete include fast time-to-value, 24x7 global protection, expert management, and a $1 million breach prevention warranty. The product features a results-focused MDR approach, embedded threat intelligence, proactive human threat hunting, and industry recognition.

CrowdStrike Falcon Complete’s cloud-native architecture allows for scalable deployments and a strong ROI. A Forrester Total Economic Impact report found that the product effectively eliminates the workload of managing endpoint alerts, freeing up security teams to focus on strategic initiatives.

CrowdStrike — Best Enterprise Security Solution

CrowdStrike Falcon received high marks for featuring a lightweight agent, integrated threat intelligence, and high-level human expertise.

The company was founded with a focus on solving the central problem customers face: stopping the breach, not just malware. The transformation started 11 years ago with the building of the cloud-native CrowdStrike Falcon platform. The designers believed only a cloud-native architecture could deliver the speed, scale and efficacy required to stop modern attacks. Continuing the big shift was the single, lightweight, smart Falcon agent — driven by AI instead of signatures.

In fiscal year 2023, the company added 6,694 net-new customers, bringing the total to 23,019, a 41% increase. The platform serves 556 Global 2000 companies, 271 Fortune 500 firms, and 15 of the top 20 U.S. banks. CrowdStrike offers three levels of customer support and claims a 98% customer retention rate.

Continuous updates ensure the platform stays current with the ever-changing threat landscape. CrowdStrike also invests 20% of its non-GAAP financial measures in R&D, leading to consistent innovation. CrowdStrike remains a market leader in endpoint security, with a 17.7% market share according to IDC. The Falcon platform has been widely recognized for its high-quality EDR, EPP, and XDR offerings, meeting customer needs for security, cost reduction, and complexity elimination.

Imperva — Best Database Security Solution

Imperva Data Security Fabric (DSF) took top honors in SC Media’s Best Database Security Solution category for being designed to protect various data types, databases, and cloud repositories from breaches, risks, and compliance incidents. The judges noted that the product offers comprehensive coverage for more than 200 data stores and 350 file formats, and that security pros can use DSF in both cloud and on-premises environments.

The DSF platform aims to unify data protection, data privacy, and compliance automation capabilities, and features a unified dashboard for data discovery, classification, activity monitoring, data risk analytics, data access control, and threat detection.

Customers can complete tasks in minutes that used to take days, saving time and shortening audit cycles. DSF significantly reduces compliance overhead costs by deduplicating and compressing the information in ratios up to 10x at thousands of events per second, per core.

DSF also offers data loss prevention, data masking, encryption, tokenization, and key management options. The product promises to secure data anywhere, supporting all data types and major cloud providers. Imperva regularly updates the platform and offers flexible subscription-based licensing options.

NETSCOUT — Best Computer Forensics Solution

Netscout’s Omnis Cyber Intelligence was named SC Media’s winner in the Best Computer Forensics Solution category for offering real-time threat detection and back-in-time network investigations. The platform leverages Netscout’s proprietary deep packet inspection and Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology to promise comprehensive network visibility for effective cybersecurity.

Omnis Cyber Intelligence helps companies gain visibility across their entire digital infrastructure and in real-time or retroactively see every device a compromised host has communicated with, expose signs of lateral movement, and discover evidence of a data breach.

The product integrates with commonly used security technologies such as SIEM/SOAR from Splunk, IBM, and Palo Alto Networks, and security teams can deploy it across public cloud environments such as AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure. Omnis Cyber Intelligence offers many benefits: scalable packet-based network visibility, continuous packet capture and local storage, ML-powered analytics, and integration with existing Netscout network performance management products.

By offering advanced indexing, retrieval technology, and an intuitive user interface, Omnis Cyber Intelligence lets companies manage cybersecurity investigations across their entire network, reducing mean time to resolution and the risk of successful cyberattacks.

Rapid7 — Best Vulnerability Management Solution

Rapid7 InsightVM is SC Media’s Best Vulnerability Management Solution category for helping security teams more effectively manage and mature vulnerability management programs by identifying vulnerabilities, prioritizing remediation efforts, and tracking progress against key metrics.

With live dashboards, Remediation Projects, and Goals and SLAs, Insight VM lets security teams can collaborate with stakeholders effectively.

Unlike the competition, InsightVM is priced purely by the number of active assets that a customer will assess: there are no additional fees for supplemental ‘modules’ that provide critical capabilities such as the agents, advanced risk scoring, threat integration feed, or configuration assessment.

Rapid7 — Best Threat Detection Technology

Rapid7 InsightIDR InsightIDR, Rapid7’s cloud-native XDR and next-gen SIEM, is SC Media’s Best Threat Detection Technology category by offering unified and transformed security data to detect real attacks and deliver high-context insights to extinguish threats early in the attack chain.

The cloud-native platform was built by security practitioners for security practitioners and promises complete visibility, coverage, superior signal-to-noise, and smarter responses. InsightIDR combines the power of leading detection and response technologies for native defense-in-depth, featuring a software-based collection technology that lets customers focus on detections and not deployment.

Softprom — Value Added Distributor of companies CrowdStrike, Imperva, NETSCOUT, Rapid7. Contact for personal consultations and requests for pilot projects.